Next-Generation Honda City in its final stages of development- Report

The next-generation Honda City is likely to launch in India sometime during the first half of 2020. Could offer an automatic gerbox with the diesel variant.

We are all well aware of the fact that there is a new iteration of the Honda City in the pipeline. And that the launch of the same is likely to take place sometime during the first half of 2020. The vehicle is currently under development and is likely to make its debut at the 2020 Auto Expo in India.

The current generation of this sedan i.e. the fourth generation iteration has been on sale since 2014. It received a minor facelift back in 2017. Here we saw it get a revised front and rear fascia along with some minor updates inside the cabin.

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The new version of the sedan is said to get an all-new identity. Expect it to feature sharper looks and a leaner stance. Recent media reports state that the Japanese automaker has recently patented the Crider sedan in India. It could be because Honda wants to use the design elements of the same in the new City.

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Recently, spy shots of the next-generation Honda Jazz were leaked on the internet. They gave us a slight hint of what the interiors of the new version of the hatchback are going to look like. Since the current generation Jazz and the City share quite a lot of interior design elements, it could be that they do the same in their respective new iterations as well.

It is quite early to comment on the engine specifications of the next-generation Honda City. However, it is likely that it will retain its current petrol and diesel engine offering, however, complaint with the Bharat Stage 6 emission regulations.

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This means that the petrol derivative will be powered by a 1.5-litre i-VTEC unit. While the diesel derivative will get a 1.5-litre, i-DTEC unit. Both these engines will get a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard. It is likely that there could be a CVT automatic on offer with both the petrol and diesel derivatives.